LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, November 29, 2000 – WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT will premiere twenty-six new episodes of the original series, GREAT ROMANCES, beginning December 4, 2000. The series recounts legendary love affairs of prominent public figures. John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, Mikhail and Raisa Gorbachev, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, Paul and Linda McCartney, Candice Bergen and Louis Malle, and Shirley Temple and Charles Black are among the prominent couples featured in the new season. The premiere episode, airing December 4 at 8:00 p.m., features one of the greatest love stories in rock and roll history, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
“GREAT ROMANCES remains a popular weekly destination for our viewers and we’re pleased to present more inspiring stories of the world’s most fascinating couples” said Martin von Ruden, Senior Vice President and General Manager of WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT.
GREAT ROMANCES contains Hollywood movie footage and candid personal films, the majority of which have not been shown before on television. The materials come from three personal Hollywood collections that are being brought to the screen for the first time. “GREAT ROMANCES” is A Nugus Martin Production for BBC Worldwide and WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT.
WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT is a service of AMC Networks which includes American Movie Classics, the premiere movie network featuring award-winning original productions and American Pop!, the first digital entertainment network to offer unified content for the web and digital cable platforms. WE: WOMEN’S ENTERTAINMENT features a mix of popular films, original series and topical specials all relating to women.
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